In the Hands of the Editor…

I am happy to report that the manuscript for my next book, Seeds of the Damned, is finished! It is now in the hands of my new editor and he has been waiting patiently to read it since I started writing it over a month ago. There’s always that one perfect moment when you type…

Preparing to Write Your Novel

My books have all been reformatted and the two books which I wrote for my sons company have been released. I am now free to start on my next project. Seeds of the Damned, the story of Rafe and Hattie, has been months in the making. My outline is coming together and I have started…

Why I read Harry Potter Every Year.

  The summer solstice has arrived. The days here in the south are now blanketed with thick warm air that are accented by the smell of earthy moss. The nights are just as oppressive and when you do feel a slight breeze, every person stops to feel the whisper of relief on their skin. To…

January Blog Post

Happy New Year! I just realized that we are already halfway through the first month of the year. I vowed that I would post more on my blog this year and I am going to keep that promise! So, what’s been going on at Shannon Barczak Books? Well, quite a bit actually. I am so…

Wings of The Warrior Release Date

It feels like forever but I am happy to announce that the third book in The Huntress Chronicles, Wings of The Warrior, will be released on December 20, 2018! I am polishing up the final edits right now and I must admit this book was extremely emotional for me to write. I don’t want to…

The Wicked Thorn is FREE!

  I have been extremely busy writing my first comic book novel, Wave, helping my sons’ with their comic book novels and finally starting on the next book in this series, The Wicked Shadow! I am happy to offer The Wicked Thorn for FREE over the next five days and I hope those who haven’t…

The Wicked Thorn is Released!

  Well, it has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but The Wicked Thorn has been released! This book has put me through the wringer. I had so much fun writing it, but I was also plagued with anxiety and insecurity. I have no idea if anyone is going to like it, but…

Writing a Stand Alone Novel vs. a Series

  “Learning never exhausts the mind.” -Leonardo da Vinci   I have written thirteen books and one cookbook. Not bad, right? Interestingly enough though, The Wicked Thorn is proving to be quite a challenge and also a great joy. It truly feels like I am starting over again in many ways. I am not writing…

July Newsletter- First Edition

  I finally did it! I am pleased to announce that my first newsletter is ready and you can all download it as a PDF. Let me know what you think! Shannon Barczak Books 12

Summer Update

  It’s summer! The air is thick and the vegetation is lush down here in the heart of Dixie. Summer is the time when I miss my home state of Maine the most. I think of the warm, picturesque scenery almost every time I step outside in the saturating, oppressive muggy heat of South Carolina….